Social media reacts passionately to cancelation of CIAC state winter tournaments

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The CIAC announced its extraordinary decision to cancel the rest of the winter's state tournaments due to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Students-athletes, coaches and fans ali…
The CIAC announced its extraordinary decision to cancel the rest of the winter's state tournaments due to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

Students-athletes, coaches and fans alike voiced their opinions on that decision on social media as soon as the announcement was made at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Here's a look at some of the immediate reactions:

The Decision

Neutral site venues have let CIAC know they had reservations about hosting state tournament events. — Joe Morelli (@nhrJoeMorelli) March 10, 2020

CIAC Exec. Director Glenn Lungarini: "We feel that should give them the opportunity to focus on the educational needs of our students." — Joe Morelli (@nhrJoeMorelli) March 10, 2020

"This, at this time, is unprecedented." Lungarini on whether state tournament play has been cancelled before in CIAC history. #ctbb #ctgb #cthk — Joe Morelli (@nhrJoeMorelli) March 10, 2020

This will be the first year there won't be a state champ in these sports since, per CIAC website #ctbb 1921#ctgb 1973#cthk 1963 (gap from 1953 to 1963) — Pete Paguaga (@PetePaguaga) March 10, 2020

This… is unprecedented. Wow — Sean Patrick Bowley (@SPBowley) March 10, 2020

The CHSGHA committee has decided to cancel the remainder of the girls hockey tournament. #cthk @DStewartSports — Joe Morelli (@nhrJoeMorelli) March 10, 2020

The Response

I don't care who you are, who you root for, who you hate, what sport you play, how old you are. We all need to rally behind this. https://t.co/Nzj7Rwotew — Jake Walker (@JDWalker37) March 10, 2020

Notre Dame-West Haven coach @CoachShea1 is practicing at 3 p.m. today. "We refuse to accept this decision. WE are going to continue to practice." I imagine he isn't the only one. #ctbb — Joe Morelli (@nhrJoeMorelli) March 10, 2020

My suggestion is we play the tournament out at our own locations. We don't need anyone to help us figure this out. — NDWH Basketball (@CoachShea1) March 10, 2020

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